Best Yes album cover

Every Yes album has great artwork, and some of our members are also very talented. Talk about and showcase YesArt here.
User avatar
Veteran Member
Posts: 115
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:44 am
Location: Queens, NY

Post: # 91965Post child-of-the-light
Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:54 am

I say Tales From Topographic Oceans all the way
Ride the tides of faith

User avatar
Veteran Member
Posts: 185
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:51 pm

Post: # 92968Post Coffee_&_Cigarettes
Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:44 am

I´ll have to say the "drama" album cover.I´ve always enjoyed the looks of it, there is a nocturnal/mystic vibe going on, plus it´s a great album.

User avatar
Starship Trooper
Posts: 1029
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2001 1:53 am
Location: Holland Twsp, nj, USA.

Post: # 92993Post khalpin
Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:46 pm


User avatar
Terry Shea
Charter Member
Posts: 964
Joined: Thu Jan 16, 2003 9:02 am
Location: Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

Post: # 94194Post Terry Shea
Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:11 pm

My favorite album cover is Talk! No, no, no-just kidding! It's real close but I'd have to take Drama over Relayer.
My personal myspace page:
My music myspace page:
Ignore the problem and it will go away.-some dead moron

Active Member
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:21 pm
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Post: # 100499Post Sidewinder_6
Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:07 am

For Album covers, I'm partial towards The Ladder. For interior I adored Close to the Edge. Tried to draw it but didn't even come close. I'll leave it to Roger Dean from now on.

john mccleary
Veteran Member
Posts: 124
Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:05 am

Post: # 101659Post john mccleary
Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:40 am

Tales :)

User avatar
Roan's Lady
Posts: 2835
Joined: Wed Jul 24, 2002 6:00 pm
Location: The Magical Land of Buttered Rolls

Post: # 101662Post Roan's Lady
Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:49 am


User avatar
Starship Trooper
Posts: 2550
Joined: Tue Jan 14, 2003 6:00 pm
Location: Wood, Pennsylvania

Re: Best Yes album cover

Post: # 109943Post topographic_drama1980
Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:30 pm

No question about it. It's both Tales and Relayer.
Ascend and Create!

User avatar
Charter Member
Posts: 873
Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:06 pm
Location: Poole, Dorset, UK

Re: Best Yes album cover

Post: # 113157Post thehallway
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:39 pm

Relayer/Close To The Edge. I can't decide which. :confused:

As a snake fan I may be partially inclined towards realyer, and the whole concept is generally better, but the inside of CTTE is uber-cool (But if the decision was only based on the OUTER covers then the winner is obvious).

User avatar
Posts: 6904
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:17 am
Location: Nashville, TN, USA.

Re: Best Yes album cover

Post: # 113159Post tardistraveler
Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:19 pm

Looks like I missed this thread, as activity had died down back in 2002 before I joined Yestalk!

My personal favorite is Tales, as far as the outer packaging goes.

If you're talking the package as a whole, then Tales is still excellent, but you also have to give nods to Yessongs, for its four paintings and the interior booklet, and CTTE for the interior painting and those calligraphic lyrics . . . how often I listened while perusing those!

And Relayer is so wonderful too . . . the detail is just gorgeous . . .

All the Dean stuff amazes me . . . I remember purchasing Views back in the 70's when it wasn't available except by import, and I finally found a bookstore willing to import it for me . . . sat mesmerized at all those beautiful images all in one place . . . :)

the greenman
Veteran Member
Posts: 377
Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:08 pm
Location: On Sacred Ground

Re: Best Yes album cover

Post: # 113162Post the greenman
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:51 pm

i'd say Fragile.

but I like Talk too - no seriously, I found out recently its by a guy called Peter Max, who's a bit of a legend. i didnt get it before, but it has a wondrous simplicity.

Dean is a master, tho, it has to be said.

my least favourite, why that would be Tormato - before it got splatted..

User avatar
Posts: 2150
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2001 5:00 pm
Location: Huddersfield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Re: Best Yes album cover

Post: # 113179Post Chris2210
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:22 pm

From a technical viewpoint ABWH is probably best. Of the 70s albums Tales is probably the most accomplished as well as (IMO) the most imaginative.

There's I think an interesting comparison to be made between their debut album cover and that adorning Talk. Both very simplistic, but whilst the first is rather dated and uninspiring I think the Peter Max cover is really rather good...
I used to be agnostic. These days I'm not so sure.

Post Reply